Health & Wellness

Diabetes Prevention Program




WHAT IS THE YMCA'S DPP
?
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps overweight adults at risk for type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research has shown that the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% overall and by 71% among adults aged 60 years or older.

During this year-long program, participants meet for 1-hour per week in a small group class with a trained Lifestyle Coach. The Lifestyle Coach provides class participants with the tools and the support necessary to facilitate your journey toward healthier eating, increased physical activity, weight loss and sustainable behavior changes.

To help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, your goals throughout the program are to:
• Lose 7% of your body weight and
• Increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week


To find out if you are at risk, take this quick test


DO YOU QUALIFY?
To participate in the program, you must be:
• At least 18 years old,
• Overweight (BMI > 25), AND
• At high risk for developing type 2 diabetes as indicated by a confirmatory blood
  value, prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes during
  previous pregnancy, or a qualifying risk score.*


WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
Once you qualify for the program, the enrollment into the small group class will require payment of the program fee and selection of your class preference from the available dates, times, and locations.

Program Fee: $429
• Program participation includes a FREE family membership to your Greater Hartford YMCA
• Financial assistance is available for those with demonstrated need based on household
   income and/or extenuating circumstances

Dates/Times: Continual sessions, dates and times vary
• Contact Program Coordinator for specific class information


HOW DO I GET STARTED?
To find out if you qualify, or for more information, contact:

Rebecca Boisvert
Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator
860-595-3026
ymcadpp@ghymca.org


*Individuals already diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program




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